Mid-Week Balance: 22 August 2012

I hope that this edition of the MWB roundup finds you well.  I got a little carried away starring things in my reader this week, so this is going to be a larger-than-normal collection of posts.  I have a couple on my favorite mindfulness theme, and then a whole bunch of grab-bag goodness.  Let’s dive right in.

Mindfulness

Dr. Rick Hanson explores how the brain is wired to focus on negative things (and why).  Then he offers some concrete ways to focus on what is positive.  This is right in line with the work I do, and I think the post is very helpful.

Dr. Elisha Goldstein uses a teaching parable to challenge us to think about what might be possible if we accept the impermanence of our own lives and of the things around us.

Grag-Bag Goodness

I often work with folks on identifying the choices that they can make to increase their sense of satisfaction with life.  Writer Chris Guillebeau takes an interesting twist when he looks at how to be unhappy.

Mara Glatzel, MSW reminds us that when we are resisting some change, that means we have something to learn from it.  Sometimes our learning will lead to a different choice, sometimes it will lead to moving forward.

Glynis Sherwood compares living with a chronic emotional struggle to preparing for a marathon–and suggests some strategies to help you get through the struggle.

While this post by blogger Andrew Griffith is written for cancer patients, his suggestions for using the internet after a serious diagnosis will be useful to folks facing many conditions.

And finally, I really appreciated this visual reminder from Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer that we don’t have to feel good (or happy) all the time.

That’s it for me this week.  I hope you found something helpful.  As always, if you have a favorite resource to share, please let me know in the comments.

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